Robert O'Reilly
Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

I am educated in the Western Classical Tradition, B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Latin and Greek, English major, one year at U. of Toronto, studied under Alain Renoir and Northrop Frye, read most classics full time for many years after university in French, English, Latin and Greek to the modern day. I am interested in the near future of technology, what changes it imposes upon our heritage and character as humans. Short stories and Essays are my medium.

Naomi's tale

29 Jul 2022 17 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...       Naomi's Fate By the time I reached our temporary home, John had heard the news on the radio, and spread it through the house. I was welcomed at the door with ridiculous compliments but brushed straight through the crowd, g...

A New Home

28 Jul 2022 9 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   The Aftermath A mansion with a fountain    I thought it best to ride with Jack and Stalker and our entire gang, now numbering over five hundred, on the first expeditions into the interior. The same barriers that contained our...


27 Jul 2022 7 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   Motorbike school Though I was tied up in these meetings a few days a week, first in New York, then in Boston where general Wilde set up his headquarters, I had other matters to deal with. We were all in military mode, or at le...

Foreign Exchange

26 Jul 2022 15 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   A War Zone Hospital The first thing I did was to thank him for carrying the Russian wounded to our hospital. He was sitting at his desk, alone, but I caught him deep in thought. “I’ve followed your suggestions” he said...

How to End a War

25 Jul 2022 14 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...       Back at the highway he put a quarter of his troops to the task of cleaning up the battlefield, repeating the same speech he gave the lieutenant, that these fallen and wounded were all brothers, Russian and American alike,...

Fools Rush In

24 Jul 2022 9 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ... The Battle The aftermath. We arrived at the outskirts of Springfield around three in the afternoon. The city seemed deserted. Another group of our bikers had joined us and offered to enter the quiet town center and rec...

The war continued, with a digression on a young woman's mind.

23 Jul 2022 25 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ... The next morning all three of us squeezed on the bike. Miranda was dressed in jeans and a denim jacket which I’d never seen before, probably some relic of Jim’s. But it fit her nicely. She was also wearing a pair of tight, black...


23 Jul 2022 10 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

 Previous Chapter ...    Miranda joins the fight. Sheila jumped on the back of my bike and we sped off to the house, where they were, the survivors. I couldn’t explain such traumatic details in a corridor. The house was only minut...

The Bombs Fall

22 Jul 2022 8 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   The next day they attacked. The assault began at noon. The gates flew open and a huge column of Russian tanks and men began moving north towards Boston, their ships flanking them along the coastline. Steele had re-enforced c...

Battle Plans and Special Forces

21 Jul 2022 20 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...     Bikers. The next morning I rose early and collected some favorite books for my backpack. I went to the bunker and knew exactly where they were. Almost as an afterthought I threw in some bottles and bags of coffee, until it w...